Friday, January 17, 2014
Yesterday I did blog a complaint about one particular pop-up ad. Today I logged in to discover that I already had earned one point in my nutrition tracker. HUH? I havenít eaten or recorded anything yet.
Iíve heard that some people eat while asleep. I guarantee that Iíve never sparked while asleep.
Letís see what SP thinks Iíve consumed.
Thereís one item listed for todayís dinner.
Green Giant Healthy Weight (2/3 cup prepared) 1 serving Ö 90 calories
Itís not in my favorites. Iíve never searched for it. I donít even know what it is.
Now I see that thereís a big Green Giant ad to the right of my tracker and itís thanking me for adding Green Giant to my plan. No! I didnít!
My mother used to tell me to eat my vegetables. Is this the digital equivalent?
Can an advertisement also add an item to my tracker now?
Is this the spark equivalent of identity theft? Tracker theft?
Is this somehow MY fault?
Does anyone have an explanation?
The ad has a ďclick to learn moreĒ button. Iím afraid to do that. They might ship me a monthís supply complete with invoice.
I do have an ad blocker on my computer which is about 1 year old. Only on SP are these particularly annoying things happening. I don't mind the ads that are not intrusive. I understand they are necessary, but this is crazy.
At Giniemie's suggestion I emailed tech support and they responded quickly that they had "removed the item from my tracker." I replied - Thank you, but my question was WHY did it happen and how do I keep it from happening again. Otherwise we will all have to check our trackers very carefully to be sure nothing has been added automatically.